3 girls, me, and a recipe

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Fur Children

Although I love good southern recipes for my family and it gives me great pleasure to feed them well, I also get great pleasure from seeing my pups happy too! We have three dogs that entertain us greatly. We are definately a pet friendly family! This morning as I was digging in their treat jar I thought we were running low. I thought why not make them something homemade too! I found this recipe for homemade dog treats and they absolutely love them!!

Here goes:

Snickerpoodles (Dont ya just love that?)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup honey

2 eggs.

3 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix vegetable oil, shortening and honey with eggs. Beat well. Add flour, soda, cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon in a bowl and roll balls in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Press the balls down with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

I mixed the whole thing up with my upright kitchen-aid mixer. Easy, easy, easy!

The dough was pretty soft. In hind sight I should have made them smaller, but they are little piggies. Here are some pictures of Pinky (the poodle), Bella Grace (terrier/dachsund mix) and Tucker (Fox terrier).

Pinky waiting patiently while I mix them up.

Rolling them up and putting them on a the sheet.

All done.

Pinky and Bella Grace

This is Tucker. He knows they are for him.

Everyone have a wonderful day!!

1 comment:

Lauren said...

My little boy is sooo smart! Of course he knows they are for him!! The dogs loved these!